Beyond the Street, Reviewed

Beyond the Street, a very large release from Gestalten and edited by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie, sprawls through “the 100 leading figures in urban art.” If I look through it as a collection of what essentially amount to magazine …

How Do You Like Javier Bardem Apples?

Does the internet suffer from a shortage of funny pop-culture based Photoshop mashup images? No. But I have a special love for the excruciatingly pun-packed photochops of Thighs Wide Shut. Thanks, TWS, for 6+ years of excellent service so far. …

The Writing of Art, The Art of Writing

The heated comment thread on HTMLGIANT that came up when Michael Jacobson’s new book, The Giant’s Fence, was mentioned, raises a great point about how we approach language. Jacobson advocates a form of writing that he calls “asemic writing”—that is, …

Lunch Break Video: Blu's "Big Bang Big Boom"

BIG BANG BIG BOOM: an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end. Direction and animation by BLU Production and distribution by ARTSH.it Soundtrack by Andrea Martignoni Print interviewed Blu …

Nicaragua Spraycation, Part 2

[Read Part 1] I asked the Nicaraguan graffiti writers what had gone down, how Daniel Ortega came to be the most up man in Nicaragua. They explained that in one night, in a massive piece of political organizing, small groups …

Nicaragua Spraycation, part one…

[Read Part 2] Daniel Ortega came to power in Nicaragua in 1979 after a populist revolution. Formally elected president in 1985, he promised to break up the oligarchy and to continue the self-governing ideals of Sandino and Carlos Fonseca, the …